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Tally, India's first and most popular accounting software is now 1 million customers strong
Tally, India's first and most popular accounting software is now 1 million customers strong
Google doodle remembers cartoonist Mario Miranda
Tally, India's first and most popular accounting software is now 1 million customers strong
Intel innovation fest unleashes youthful creativity
Now, an app for kids' video & infotainment from NexGTv
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Now, an app for kids' video & infotainment from NexGTv
Travel & Tourism Technology  
TravelKhana meals on wheel a huge success
Practo enables health advice via a tweet request

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Ambrane P-1122: Indian Bank!
IT happened in India
  Tally, India's first and most popular accounting software is now 1 million customers strong
May 3 2016: India's best known indigenous software solution --Tally -- has  gained its  one millionth customer-- in a peroiod of 30 years. Over these three decades, Tally Solutions has emerged as India's leading business management software product company, catering to customers across industry verticals, including BFSI, Retail, Hospitality, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Education, and Construction. ....
Now, an app for kids' video & infotainment from NexGTv
New Delhi, May 3, 2016: nexGTv, India’s biggest subscription-led video entertainment app and the flagship offering of DigiVive Services, has launched  India’s first kids’ video & infotainment app : "nexGTv Kids" .The app opens the door to stories and  characters from series both vintage and new that will not only entertain them, but will also aid healthy intellectual development in their growth years! Available for download through the Google Play Store & Apple itunes in nearly 140 countries, the 'nexGTv Kids' app will allow children between the ages of 2 and 10 to access a plethora of highly educative and entertaining video content. ....
Google doodle remembers cartoonist Mario Miranda
May 3 2016: Had India's  well loved and widely respected  cartoonist-painter Mario Miranda lived , he would have been ninety today. ...
Goodby apps, hello bots!
Chatbots, a combo of AI  and chat, are   about  to challenge  the mobile phone's reliance on apps An IndiatechOnline special Bangalore, May 2 2016: Try this experiment -- if you dare! Delete every app on your phone, and what do you have? A device that  can make and take calls and  text messages, something that  primitive handsets  were doing 15 years ago. ...
Zinnov study finds Bangalore, Pune leading in auto-aero-semicon R&D
Bangalore, April 30, 2015:  The latest study by management consultants Zinnov reveals that that 96% of MNCs in the areas of   Automotive, Aerospace & Defense and Semiconductorare set up in Tier-1 Cities with Bangalore and Pune accounting for the highest concentration of R&D Talent. ...

Education and e-learning
Data Science PGDM announced with IBM help
April 10 2016: mUniversity   the  online market place for education bundled with live video sessions delivery platform and learning management system on cloud has announced a Data Science programme in association with IBM  with Aegis School of Business. ....
A Shakespeare cheat sheet of an app!
London, April 7 2016: A new smart phone app which adds a Shakespearean touch to your text messaging, has been launched today to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death and as part of a tourism drive for the capital, called ‘Fans of London’. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Myles launches one way drop self drive cars between Mumbai and Pune
New Delhi,  May 4, 2016: Car sharing and self-driven solution provider  Myles has launched  ‘One Way Drop’ package which  enables its customers to pick a vehicle and drive from a city of origin and drop it at a destination city. ....
Useful holiday planning sites
April 2 2016: The holiday season is just round the corner. Planning your holiday  can make all the difference in how it turns out. Gone are the days when we would settle for just any pre designed package offered by travel and tour operators only to end up having a sour experience. ....

Chat based fitness app Fitcircle now on Android
January 24 2016: Online portal Fitcircle has introduced a modern way to stay fit and healthy. Fitcircle, a chat- based mobile platform that encourages its users to make healthier choices and follow a healthy regime. It has a team of expert coaches , nutritionists and health advisors who offer personalized advice to users for free . ....
Healthcare... with BP monitoring
New Delhi,  January 12, 2016: Omron Healthcare has brought  two new Blood Pressure Monitors (BPM)  to India --HEM-7270 and HEM-7124  -- with inbuilt unique Intellisence Technology to inflate and deflate at the optimum level for each individual user which offers accurate reading. ....
Practo survey points to varying health concerns in different Indian cities
Bangalore December 21 2015: Leading healthcare platform Practo,  has released its annual healthcare findings, The Practo Healthcare Map of India 2015 which aims to highlight the key consumer healthcare concerns. ...

Product Pulse
Ambrane P-1122: Indian Bank!
Bangalore, May 2 2016: Power banks have become must-have accessories  for mobile phone owners.   But many users  carry multiple devices when they  travel, phone, tablet, music player, e-book reader...  Ambrane's latest powerbank, the P-1122 meets such needs. ....
Kindle Oasis:Thinner, lighter, sharper
The 8th   avatar of the Kindle reader gets  closer than ever, to a real book Bangalore, April 25 2016: It is 9 years since Amazon launched its dedicated  e-book reader, the Kindle   and though there have been about seven  variants, these  come down to three models  from the  original 2007  Kindle book to the much sharper Paper White in 2012   to the   Voyager two years later ,  which came with   navigation  by touch within the book and  an adaptive light sensor. ....
Zebronics Zeb VR: Disrupting the headset market
An Indian company  has innovated to make VR affordable for the rest of us. Bangalore, April 23 2016:  The Chennai-based Zebronics  has launched  the Zeb VR  and its  thick foam padding and pair of focus-adjusting lenses   make for  comfortable  headset that  at Rs 1600 is  as good a fit as  global brands costing Rs 10,000 and more. ...

IT's for you
  LatestOne launches affordable VR headset
Hyderabad,  May 4  2016: Leading Indian  mobile and tech accessories e-tailer,  has launched an affordable  virtual reality (VR) headset: PTron. You can indulge into high definition gaming by wearing the VR headset device on your eyes as it will track your eye movement and make your gaming character act as per your real movements. ....
ZohoWriter: Lean, mean, write machine!
Totally crafted in India, the new Zoho Writer is a starkly minimalistic, feature-rich,  browser-based  free word processor. Chennai, April 25 2016: Word processors go a long way -- to  the pre-personal computer  late 1970s.   Older readers  will remember  Wordstar, the first and for long, the best of them all -- till Apple's MacWrite and Microsoft's Word  appeared. ....
HTC previews its VR solution 'Vive'
Bangalore, April 24 2016: Months ahead of its formal launch in India, HTC  organised a readshow of its Vive VR  solution. ...
ASUS pitches its superior phone battery in humorous ad video
onApril 17  2016:  ASUS India  has homed on the most persistent hassled of phone owners -- battery life to craft its latest  video ad and slogan:  ‘Battery Low? Battery Lo!’ . ...
CIO India Conclave 2016 highlights
Goa, April  7 2016: The 5th Edition CIO India Conclave concluded successfully   last month  at the Rio Resort in Goa. ...

IT people
  IESA announces new leadership
Bangalore, April 29, 2016: The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA),  has  announced that  K. Krishna Moorthy, Corporate VP and Managing Director, Rambus Chip Technologies who was earlier the Vice Chairman for 2015-16,   is to be the Chairman for the year 2016-17. ....
CP Gurnani is NASSCOM Chairman
Hyderabad, April 6 2016: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today announced the appointment of  CP Gurnani as its Chairman for 2016-2017. Gurnani will take on the new role as Chairman of NASSCOM effective 6 April 2016. ....
Shubhodip Pal is COO, YU, the Micromax youth brand
New Delhi, March 17, 2016: Shubhodip Pal is the  new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for YU Televentures, the new age technology brand. ...

Best of the rest
Apple’s plan for refurbished iPhones Is rejected in India
India has rejected Apple Inc.’s request to import and sell refurbished iPhones to the world’s second largest mobile population, an (Indian) telecommunications ministry official said ... Apple’s rivals have mounted a public campaign against the effort, arguing that such a move would trigger a flood of used electronics while defeating the government’s Make-in-India programme to encourage local manufacturing. Bloomberg  May 3 2016

Apple sees huge market potential in India: CEO Tim Cook
Cook said in emerging markets like India, LTE (wireless) penetration is currently "zero" but as LTE begins to roll, the dynamics will change.  Press Trust of India report in  ET Telecom May 3 2016

Technology gives, policy takes away; A dichotomy between costs of phones and data
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. That, of course, is a simplistic understanding of the working of divinity, but seems to fit the bill when it comes to telecom in India. On the one hand, a real revolution is sweeping through the universe of consumer handsets, with prices for features that were once the preserve of expensive flagship units dropping by as much as 80%, offering consumers amazing computing power in the palm of their hand, with which to perform wonders. On the other, perverse policy is driving up the cost of telecom services, aborting those wonders that are waiting to happen in education, healthcare, new businesses and other life-transforming transactions....EDITORIAL  in the ECONOMIC TIMES  March 17 2016


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